1. red, warm, tender incision-rationale: redness, warmth, and tenderness in the incision area indicate a postoperative infection. the presence of an invasive device predisposes a client to infection, but that alone doesnt indicate infection. a rectal temperature of 100f would be a normal expectation in a postoperative client because of the inflammatory process. a normal wbc count ranges from 4,000 to 10,000/l. this clients wbc count falls within this normal range.\r\n\r\nclient needs category: safe, effective care environment\r\nclient needs subcategory: safety and infection control\r\ncognitive level: analysis\r\n\r\nreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 1192.